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Warm temperatures affect North Country farms

The region's warm weather has hurt some winter tourism, but it may be helping North Country farmers. Jonathan Brown talked to Bill Van Loo from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton. Van Loo says warm weather now isn't necessarily bad for farms, but he worries North Country farmers will pay for the warm spell later.  Go to full article

IP tire burn canceled

International Paper has canceled a controversial plan to burn tire chips as an alternative fuel source at the company's mill in Ticonderoga. IP announced yesterday that had concluded a test of tire-derived fuel nearly a week early. The test was also halted briefly last week when emissions threatened to exceed mandated levels. Spokeswoman Donna Wadsworth says preliminary test data indicates that long-term use of tire-derived fuel would not be economically feasible. While burning tires at a third of the target rate, the boiler was already producing particulate pollution close to the permitted environmental limit. State officials in Vermont -- including Governor Jim Douglas -- opposed the test and filed a lawsuit to block it. They worried that increased pollution would blow across Lake Champlain. Yesterday, pro-environment groups praised IP's decision to cancel the project. BJ Ernst is executive director of the Northeast Clean Air Coalition in Vergennes Vermont. She spoke last night with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Lee (David Bishins) and Austin (Justin Walvoord). Photo by Lindsay Raymondjack

Theatre review: True West at Vermont Stage in Burlington

True West has opened the season at Vermont Stage on runs through October 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Actor Tracey Girdich portrays "Sarah" in "The Bus" at the FlynnSpace this week

Preview: The Bus premieres at the FlynnSpace

The Bus, a new play by Vermont writer Jim Lantz opens tonight at Burlington's FlynnSpace. Set in small-town America, The Bus is the story of two teens caught...  Go to full article
Atlantic Crossing: Viveka Fox, Peter Macfarlane, Brian Perkins and Rick Klein

Battle of Plattsburgh heroes inspire new music

Battle of Plattsburgh commemorative events are underway this week in Plattsburgh and nearby communities. Last Thursday night, Atlantic Crossing, a Vermont English and...  Go to full article

Vermont walk highlights global warming

More than 600 people walked into Burlington yesterday in what organizers said was the country's largest global warming demonstration yet. Marchers are calling for political...  Go to full article

Vermont walk promotes global warming solutions

Vermonters have organized a five-day walk from Ripton to Burlington this Labor Day weekend to call attention to global climate change. The walk culminates Monday afternoon...  Go to full article

Champlain Valley Fair opens Saturday

The 85th Champlain Valley Fair opens Saturday and runs through Labor Day in Essex Junction, Vermont. Spokesman Stephen Mease says it's Vermont's largest fair and biggest...  Go to full article

Two killed in Vermont shooting; man in custody

Police say two people are dead and three are injured in Essex, Vermont after a gunman went on a rampage through two homes and an elementary school yesterday afternoon. Todd...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Steel Magnolias in Colchester

Steel Magnolias is the current offering at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester and runs through July 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening...  Go to full article

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